Following the success of our first tournament in Ireland last summer, ProDreamUSA will be returning to the emerald isle for the ProDreamUSA Irish Open at the fantastic Roganstown Golf Club and Hotel from 7-8 August.
To be played over 54 holes, the event will again qualify for both WAGR and EGR points and is open to boys and girls aged 19 or under as of 1 January 2023.
Roganstown is a fantastic venue, giving competitors the opportunity to stay on site at a reduced rate. Last year’s event was won by Royal Portrush member Adam Buchanan with a 5 under par total, to win by 4 shots.
Rounds 1 and 2 – Monday 7th August 2023
Round 3 Tuesday 8th July 2023
Entry Fee - £75.00, inclusive of practice round and lunch in between rounds on day 1.
Entries are welcomed from boys and girls who are no more than 19 years of age on 1 January 2023
Handicap limit: Boys 8.4, Girls 12.4
1 CONDITIONS OF PLAY
(a) The competition shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by R&A Rules Limited with supplementary local rules. It shall comprise 54 holes of stroke play over two days. 36 holes shall be played on day 1 after which a cut will be made, and those qualifying will play the final 18 holes on Day 2. The cut parameters will be determined by the size of field and will be published along with the draw after the closing date.
(b) The competition is open to girls and boys and the player with the lowest gross score over 54 holes will be crowned ProDreamUSA Irish Open Champion. There will also be further prizes awarded in age and gender categories. A full list of prizes for the event will be issued on conditions of competition after the closing date.
(c) ALL PRIZE WINNERS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE PRESENTATION.
(d) The event will be under the charge of the Competition Committee of the ProDreamUSA to whom all disputes will be referred and whose decision shall be final. The committee reserves the right to amend the conditions of the event.
(e) In the event of a tie after 54 holes, the event trophy/title will be decided with a sudden death playoff, over holes to be decided by the Championship committee. In the event of a tie after 54 holes for any of the prize giving positions, vouchers will be shared relative to the finishing position and the number of players tying.
(f) In the event of a competitor having to withdraw after the closing date, the entry fee will not be refunded. If a competitor withdraws before the closing date, they will be entitled to a full refund.
(g) The specimen conditions in the Rules of Golf (Pages 137 & 138) are in effect regarding Conforming Driver Heads and Conforming Golf Balls
(h) No caddies are allowed.
(i) A competitor is not permitted to withdraw at any stage of the event except for emergency reasons or medical circumstances explained to and deemed acceptable by the Championship Committee. A competitor failing to notify the Championship Committee in person of his withdrawal before departing the event venue will be subject to an automatic ban of up to two years from ProDreamUSA events.
(j) ProDreamUSA may arrange publicity before, during or after the event. Each competitor by entering the competition agrees to these terms and assigns to ProDreamUSA and its assignee's and licensees the right to make, use, exhibit and reproduce in any way now known or hereafter devised for commercial and other purposes from time to time and at their discretion, motion pictures, still pictures, live taped or filmed television, sound recordings and any other reproductions of any description of the competitor made during or in connection with the competition without compensation for the competitor or the heirs, successors, executors, administrators or assignee's of the competitor. The competitor also assigns the right to use and reproduce the competitor’s name, voice, likeness and biographical material in any way now known or hereafter devised by ProDreamUSA for the purpose of promoting the company, the competition and any subsequent competitions, without compensation for the competitor or the heirs, successors, executors, administrators or assignee's of the competitor including in circumstances where it may include the logo of a third party or of a sponsor or patron of the competition or any subsequent competition or any other activities undertaken by ProDreamUSA.
To be eligible entrants must
(b) 19 years old or younger on 1 January 2023
(c) Handicap Index: be in possession of a handicap under the current world handicap system not exceeding: 8 strokes for boys and 12 strokes for girls
THE EXACT HANDICAP WHEN ENTRIES CLOSE WILL BE USED FOR ALL PURPOSES
The starting field shall be 72 and will be made up in the following order:
(a) Up to a maximum of 10 players under any criteria can be invited to compete by ProDreamUSA.
(b) All remaining entries up to the maximum of 72 according to exact handicap at time of entry.
(c) If oversubscribed, ProDreamUSA reserve the right to prioritise entries from ProDreamUSA clients, past participants or for any reason whatsoever.
(d) Entries must be made online through GolfBox and the entry fee of £75 paid online. If you are unable to enter online, you should contact Alyssa Henderson by email at: Alyssa@prodreamusa.com
(e) All entries are subject to the approval of the Championship Committee of ProDreamUSA who reserve the right to refuse or accept or, having accepted, subsequently reject any entry and shall not be called upon to give any reason for their action.
(f) Entries close on Monday 24 July 2023 at 17:00 GMT. It will be at the sole discretion of ProDreamUSA whether to accept any late or delayed entries.
(g) The draw will be e-mailed to each competitor by Saturday 29 July 2023
Competitors are required to register at the ProDreamUSA scorer’s table a minimum of 20 minutes before their start time on each day. ProDreamUSA reserve the right to disqualify any player who fails to follow this direction.
5 PRACTICE ROUNDS
a) Roganstown Golf Club will give courtesy of the course for practice rounds which can be arranged through the club direct on Sunday 6 July.
b) Any alternative rounds of golf booked at Roganstown Golf Club will be charged at whichever rate Roganstown Golf Club determines.
a) PARENTS/SUPPORTERS: We actively encourage supporters at our events however parents/supporters are not permitted to caddie for, coach, or offer advice at any point during the round. We would like to recommend that any parents/supporters walk ahead of the group.
b) Lunch will be provided to competitors between rounds 1 and 2, complimentary.
c) Scores from the event will be sent to the R&A for WAGR and to Ted Long at European Golf Rankings.